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Joyce G. Varney 

1941 - 2016

Joyce G. Varney 74 of Louisa, KY passed away Tuesday,  April 5, 2016 at Three Rivers Medical Center surrounded by her loved ones.

Joyce was born Oct. 27, 1941 at Soldier, KY the daughter of the late Roger and Ivery Carter Clevenger.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Luke Varney Jr.  She was a retired teacher assistant with the Lawrence County Board of Education and attended the Louisa First Baptist Church.

Joyce dedicated 25 years  of her life as a teacher assistant working with students with special needs. During her free time she loved working with her hands making crafts and sewing.  She also enjoyed working in the yard and tending to her flowers.  Most of all, Joyce loved spending time with her grandchildren and watching them participate in their various activities. 

Survivors include two daughters, Susan Varney Compton and husband William of Louisa, and Amy Varney Greenhill and husband John of Maysville, KY; four grandchildren Michael Compton and wife Tiffany, Laura Compton, Karissa Greenhill, and Lukas Greenhill; two great grandchildren Reed and Jack; six sisters Faye Sagraves and Sharon Kegley both of Paris, KY, Bonnie Conn of West Harrison, IN, Reda Oney and Ronna Blevins both of Morehead, KY, and Pam Brickle of Atlanta, GA.

Funeral services will be held on Friday April 8 at 1:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Friends may visit the family on Thursday April 7 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home.

Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.

   

Lois Caroline “Peggy” Gartin

1936 - 2016

Lois Caroline “Peggy” Gartin 79 of Blaine, KY passed away Saturday April 2, 2016 at her home. 

Peggy was born August 12, 1936 at Mt. Vernon, Ohio, the daughter of the late Arthur Lawrence and Marjory Lucille Wildman Wheeler. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Howard Gartin and two stepsons, Steve Gartin and Michael Gartin. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include a stepson, Fred Gartin and a step daughter Sue Betts, and several nieces and nephews.

There are no services scheduled for Mrs. Gartin at this time.

Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.

Michael Gartin 

1963 - 2016

 Michael Gartin 52 of Blaine, KY passed away Saturday April 2, 2016 at Blaine, KY.

Michael was born Oct. 22, 1963 at Columbus, Ohio the son of the late Howard and Wilma Markin Gartin. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a brother Steve Gartin and his step mother Lois “Peggy” Gartin.  He was a truck driver.

Survivors include a brother Fred Gartin and a sister Sue Betts.

There are no services scheduled for Michael at this time.

Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.

   

Joy Saree York Walker

1930 - 2016

Joy Saree York Walker of Louisa, Kentucky went to be with the Lord on April 3, 2016 in Ashland, Kentucky at Kings Daughters Medical Center.

A devoted and loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Joy was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Frederick Walker. Joy was the daughter of the late Rev. Ulysses Grant and Georgia York. She was also preceded in death by brothers Harold York, Alvis York, and Ulysses Grant York, Jr., and sisters Isabelle Swearngin, Oretha Heisler, and Joanne York.

Joy is survived by daughter Sandra Gale Walker-Griffith, and son Charles Randall Walker (Janel) and grandchildren Charles Joseph Burton (Misty Marie Burton), Emily Joy Walker, Mary Elizabeth Burton, and great grandchildren McKinley Saree Burton and Paisley Marie Burton. Surviving sisters are Christine See, Gloria Cassell, Fern Powers (David), Janet Casteel (Hobart), Barbara Artrip (Larry) and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be at the Young Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, April 8, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Tim York and Rev. Sung Bauta will be officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery in Louisa, Kentucky.

Visitation will be at Young Funeral Home of Louisa, Kentucky on Thursday April 7, 2016 from 6 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Online condolences maybe left for the family at www.youngfuneralhomeinc.com

Fannie Christon Lemaster Williams

1928 - 2016

Fannie Christon Lemaster  Williams, 88, of Louisa, Kentucky passed away Saturday, April 2, 2016 at The Jordan Center in Louisa, Kentucky.

Fannie was born January 22, 1928 in Louisa, Kentucky a daughter of the late Troy and Ola Lemaster.  Fannie was a retired Dispute Claims Investigator for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her siblings, Clarence “Lee” Lemaster; Velma Horner; and James T. Lemaster.

Survivors include her loving husband, Estill J. Williams Jr. of Louisa, Kentucky; sister, Lilly Mae Attaway of Springfield, Mo.; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 PM Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Bobby Mollett and Clarence Thompson Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at the Fairchild-Lemaster Cemetery, Louisa, Kentucky.

Visitation will be 6:00 until 9:00 PM Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at Young Funeral Home.

Clista K. McCoy

1932 - 2016

Clista K. McCoy, 83, of Louisa, Kentucky passed away Friday, April 1, 2016 at Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Kentucky.

Clista was born December 7, 1932 in Blaine, Kentucky a daughter of the late Stant and Stella Josephine Moore Thompson. Clista was a homemaker. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Jess McCoy Jr.; siblings, Ellen McCoy, Fred Thompson and Valkie Eugene Thompson; sister in law, Alice Thompson.

Survivors include, two daughters, Judy (Thomas Sr.) Dalton of Louisa, Ky.; Josephine (William Kenneth) Spurlock of Catlettsburg, Ky.; four sisters, Bertha (Johnny) McKinster of Louisa, Ky.; Dovie (Roger)Spurlock of Louisa, Ky.; Lexie (Kenny) Phelpfrey of Paintsville, Ky.; Clorie Alice (Robert) George of Springfield, Ohio; one brother, Gallie Lee Thompson of Paintsville, Ky.; 6 Grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 PM Sunday, April 3, 2016 at Spencer Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Ronnie Childers officiating. Burial will follow at the Thompson Cemetery, Louisa, Kentucky.

Visitation will be 5:00 until 9:00 PM Saturday, April 2, 2016 at Young Funeral Home Chapel.

Arthur “Art” Lyons

1942 - 2016

Arthur “Art” Lyons, 73, of Charley, KY passed away Wednesday March 30, 2015 at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, KY.

Art was born June 15, 1942 at Louisa, KY the son of the late George and Nolda Edwards Lyons. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by four brothers Roscoe, Charlie, Oakley, and Everett Lyons, a sister Flossie Bryant, and two grandchildren James Earl Wright and Angela Wright. Art was a logger and timberman and of the Baptist Faith.

Survivors include his loving wife June Hudnall Lyons, two daughters Rebecca Wright and husband Randall and Jennifer Dillon all of Louisa; two sons James Arthur Lyons and wife Darlene, and Dale Robert Lyons and wife Bonita also of Louisa; two sisters Marie Church of Ohio and Laura Abshire of Michigan; nine grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday April 2 at 2:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. Ronnie Childers and Rev. Jimmy Bevins officiating. Burial will follow in the Lyons Cemetery at Charley, KY.

Friends may visit the family on Saturday April 2 from 11:00 am until time of services at the Wilson Funeral Home.

Douglas Dale Sparks

1943 - 2016

Douglas Dale Sparks, 72, of Louisa, KY passed away Wednesday March 30, 2016 at the VA Medical Center Huntington WV.

Dale was born April 18, 1943 at Red Jacket, WV the son of the late Bennett and Garnett Adkins Sparks. He was a retired C&O Railroad Engineer and a United States Army Veteran serving during VietNam.

Survivors include his loving wife Brenda Isaacs Sparks, two step daughters Sandra and Kimberly Lodge; seven siblings Mary Mahone, Effie Hypes, Howard Sparks, Coalby Sparks, Charles Sparks, Nancy Maloney, and George Sparks.

In keeping with his wishes Dale will be cremated with no services.

Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.

Grace Jean Cordle Barton

1935 - 2016

Grace Jean Cordle Barton, 81, of Pilot, Virginia passed away Monday, March 21, 2016 at her home.

Grace was born March 4, 1935 in Blaine, Kentucky a daughter of the late Jesse Edgar and Ines Marie Jordan Cordle.  Grace was a retired rural mail carrier and a homemaker. In addition to her parents Grace was preceded in death by her son, Robert Alan Barton; siblings, James Cordle and Junior Cordle.

Survivors include, daughters, Pam Barton of Louisa, Kentucky; Diana Barton Richards of Riverton, Utah; brother, Robert Cordle Flatwoods, Ky. grandchildren, Randy Barton of Louisa, Ky.; Alisha Adkins of Louisa, Ky.; Ryan Barton of Louisa, Ky.; Jessica Ambler-Jones of Lehigh, Utah; Jennifer Ambler Braley of Lehigh, Utah; Josh Campbell of Chicago, Ill.; Matthew Thompson of Louisa, Ky.; 12 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.

Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 PM Thursday, March 31, 2016 at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Roger Jordan officiating. Burial will follow at Yatesville Memorial Gardens, Louisa, Ky..

Visitation will be 6:00 until 9:00 PM Wednesday at Young Funeral Home.

Ruth Eleanor Thompson

1957 - 2016

Ruth Eleanor Thompson, 58, of Ft. Gay, W.Va., passed away Saturday, March 26, 2016 at her home. 

She was born October 18, 1957 at Huntington, W.Va., a daughter of the late Lindsey and Dora Thompson.   Also preceding her in death was one son, Eric Crabtree, whom she adored and missed terribly daily; previous husband, Albert Milbeck; and one brother, Clifford Thompson. Ruth enjoyed her job as a secretary at Christian Appalachian Project, in Louisa, where she worked with Richard and Cathy Ginn whom always provided great support for Ruth. 

She leaves behind her son, Dale (Tara) Crabtree of Louisa, Ky.; one granddaughter, Michaela Messer; and her beloved dog and constant companion Peaches who was there for her when no one else could be.

Also surviving is five sisters, Mary Muni of Florida., Sue Griffith, Dixie Caynor, both of Huntington, Edith (Loyd) Cottrill of Fla., and Erie (Donald) Maggard of Huntington; and four brothers, Frank (Patti) Thompson, Chuck (Burnice) Thompson, all of Ft. Gay, W.Va., Luke (Evelyn) Thompson of Illinois, and Truman Thompson of Milton; and host of nieces and nephews whom she cared for deeply including Polly Workman, Mary Ann Smith, Linda Sue, Jennifer Crabtree, Mark Caynor, Jacob Riggins, Nathan Caynor, and the late Herman Lee Crabtree, Jr.  She was also lucky to have many close friends including Rosie Holbrock and the late Betty Jean, and three best friends, April Cook of Lexington, Ky., and the late Pat Crabtree and Judy Parsons.

Funeral services will be conducted at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home, Wayne.  Private burial will be held at the Thompson Cemetery, Genoa where she will be laid to rest by her dear son.

Friends may call after 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Johnson Tiller Funeral Home.

Nada Gail James

1941 - 2016

Nada Gail James, 75, of Louisa, Kentucky passed away Sunday, March 27, 2016 at Kings Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Kentucky.

Nada Gail was born January 9, 1941 in Webbville, Kentucky the daughter of the late Leonard and Ruby Kelly Adams. Nada Gail was a  seamstress for many years and she was a member of Meades Branch Church. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband John Graves.

Survivors include, brother, Clyde Adams of Georgetown, Ky.; sister, Karen Clemett of Webbville, Ky.; nieces, Megan Adams of Harrison, Ohio;  Melissa Preston of Marysville, TN;  3 great nieces, Emma, Abbigail, and Lauren.

Funeral services will be conducted 1:00 PM Friday, April 1, 2016 at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ralph Hogston officiating. Burial will follow at the Rude Adams Cemetery, Webbville, Ky.

Visitation will be 4:00 until 9:00 PM Thursday at Young Funeral Home Chapel.

In lieu of flowers family ask that donations be made to Lawrence County Senior Citizens Center.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.youngfuneralhomeinc.com

James “Elmer” Slone

1925 - 2016

James “Elmer” Slone 90 of Huntington, WV formerly of Route 1 Mill Creek Fort Gay, WV went to be with the Lord on Thursday March 24, 2016 at the VA Medical Center.

Elmer was born June 13, 1925 at Radnor, WV the son of the late Lewis Franklin and Belva Pratt Slone. He was a disabled veteran serving in World War II as a Yeoman Third Class in the United States Navy and of the Baptist Faith.

Survivors include his loving wife of 59 years Fern Sword Slone, a son and daughter-in-law Terry and Jeannie Slone of Chesapeake, OH; two grandsons Ryan Slone and wife Katie of Denver, CO and Adam Slone and wife Micaela of Huntington, WV; a granddaughter Terri Dawn Becker of Columbus, OH; two great grandchildren Zack Becker and Slade Becker; four half-sisters Bernice, Delores, Freda, and Peggy.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday March 29 at 2:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. Kenny Bailey and Rev. Johnny Bailey officiating. Burial will follow in the Pratt Cemetery on Hampton Ridge Radnor, WV.

Friends may visit the family from 6:00pm to 9:00 pm Monday March 28 at Wilson Funeral Home.

Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.

Brenda Sue Meade 

1954 - 2016

Brenda Sue Meade 61 of Wittensville, KY passed away Wednesday March 23, 2015 at Huntington, WV following a long illness.

Brenda was born July 15, 1954 in Louisa, the daughter of the late James Edward and Lula Church. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her loving husband Denver Meade, two sons Garland Shortridge also of Wittensville and Travis Shortridge of Dallas, Texas; a step daughter Danielle Meade of Ashville, Ohio; two sisters Margaret Pack and Sheila Perry both of Louisa; four grandchildren

Funeral services will be held on Saturday March 26 at 11:00 am at the Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. Roger Jordan officiating. Burial will follow in the Meade Family Cemetery at Wittensville, KY.

Friends may visit the family on Friday from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home.

Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.

Brian Keith 'Slick' Fraley

1972 -2016

Brian Keith “Slick” Fraley, 44, of Lancaster, OH, formerly of Louisa passed away Sunday, March 20, 2016 at Grant Hospital of Columbus, OH. 

Brian was born January 16, 1972 in South Williamson, Ky. He is the son of Freddie and Thelma (Jarvis) Fraley of Louisa Ky.  Brian served in the Navy during the Operation Iraqi Freedom war from 1991 to 1993.  He was a Disabled Veteran. 

In addition to his parents Brian is survived by one daughter: Brianna Joe Fraley of Pliney, WV; one sister: Crystal Canterbury and husband Joe of Logan, WV; also surviving are a special niece Alexis Canterbury and a special nephew Joseph Canterbury. Brian leaves behind a host of family, friends and a cat named Gabby. 

The funeral will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, March 25, 2016 at Wilson Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Ramey officiating.  Burial will follow in the Yatesville Memorial Gardens.

Calling hours will be Thursday, March 24 from 5:00 pm to 9:00pm at Wilson Funeral Home.

Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.

Online condolences can be made at www.wilsonfuneralhomeky.com

Glen Edward Wellman

1945 - 2016

Glen Edward Wellman, 70, of Fort Gay, WV passed away Sunday, March 20, 2016 at ThreeRivers Medical Center in Louisa, Ky.

Glen was born August 26, 1945 in Fort Gay, WV a son of the late Walter and Maude Holt Wellman. Glen was a retired water technician for Special Metals, he was a member of New Friendship Baptist Church and a member of the Vinson Lodge #66, he was also a previous member of the Fort Gay Volunteer Fire Dept. Glen was preceded in death by his parents Walter and Maude Wellman.

Survivors include his loving wife, Loretta Sue Wellman of Fort Gay,, WV; son, James Edward (Kimberly) Wellman of Union, Ky.; daughters, Angela Bowers of Louisa, Ky.; Lori (David) Dierking of New Albany, IN; Grandchildren, Chloe, Courtney, Corisa, Tyler, Jonathon, Matthew, Julia, Amara and Ivy; great grandchild, Michael.

Funeral services will be conducted 1:00 PM Thursday, March 24, 2016 at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. John Goble and Bro. Bill Frazier officiating. Burial will follow at the Hammond Cemetery, Louisa, Ky.

Visitation will be 6:00 until 9:00 PM Wednesday at Young Funeral Home Chapel.

Kenneth V. Beck

1944 - 2016

Kenneth V. Beck 71, of Louisa, Ky. passed away Saturday, March 19, 2016 at his home.

Kenneth was born April 16, 1944 in Louisa, the son of the late Kenneth R. and Virginia Maxine Beck. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Ellsworth Reed Beck, and grandson, Michael “Coty” Beck.

Survivors include wife, Eloise 'Ellie'  Beck; son, Michael (Karli) Beck; daughter Victoria “Shawn” Beck, LPN (Roy Fields) all of Louisa. 5 sisters, Mary Louise “Marty” Miller, Faye Huston, Grace Belcher, Jane Beck and Doris Ann “Dodie” Larson all of Florida. 3 grandchildren, Brittany (Chris) Rucker of Hazard, Levi Beck and Karle Beck, both of Louisa. 1 granddog Sir Patrick “Pat” Beck of Louisa. Also a host of nieces and nephews.

Kenneth proudly served in the US Army from 1965 to 1967 as an E-5 nuclear weapons maintenance specialist. He was stationed at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

Funeral services, including military funeral honors, are 1:00 PM Wednesday, March 23 at Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at the Beck Family Cemetery under the direction of Young Funeral Home.

Visitation will be 6:00 until 8:00 PM  Tuesday, March 22, at Young Funeral Home Chapel.

In Lieu of flowers, donation may be made to Veterans organization of your choice.

Sharon Preece 

1953 - 2016

Sharon Preece, 62, of Louisa, KY passed away Wednesday March 16, 2016 at the Community Hospice Care Center following a long illness.

Sharon was born June 7, 1953 at Louisa, the daughter of the late James and Ruth Childers Lemaster. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Sheldon Preece and daughter Jamie Lemaster. Sharon was retired from Three Rivers Medical Center with 42 years of service and of the Baptist Faith.

Survivors include three sisters Sue Lewis and husband Ed of Sandy Hook, KY, Linda Preece and husband Les of Louisa, and Debbie Proffitt and husband Eddie of Flatwoods, KY; several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews also survive her.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday March 20 at 2:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. Jimmy Osborne officiating. Burial will follow in the Preece Memorial Gardens Louisa, Kentucky.

Friends may visit the family on Saturday from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home.

Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.

Vanita Iona Dunavin Perry

1924 - 2016

Vanita Iona Dunavin Perry, died at home in Louisa, Kentucky on Wednesday, March 16, 2015.  She was 91.  

Mrs. Perry was born July 21, 1924 in Monette, Arkansas to Jeff Davis Dunavin and Tressie Ladd Dunavin.  She worked for Louisa General Hospital and later Three Rivers Hospital for 20 years.  She was a member of First Baptist Church of Louisa.  

She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Theodore Perry, her parents and her sister, Freida Gray.

Survivors include her daughter, Charlotte (Fred) Coffey of Louisa, grandchildren, Denver (Kristy) Chaffin of Louisa and Angel (Ryan) Thompson of Liberty Township, Ohio, and great grandchildren, Megan and Madison Chaffin of Louisa, Kentucky and Sadie and Carter Thompson of Liberty Township, Ohio.

She is also survived by her siblings, Ermel (Betty) Dunavin of Eau Claire, Michigan; Oleta (Bob) Birondo of Monette, Arkansas; Jeff Wayne Dunavin of Lake Village, Indiana; Don (Judy) Dunavin of Kansas City, Missouri and Ron (Stella) Dunavin of Monette, Arkansas.  

A funeral is scheduled for Saturday, March 19 at 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Louisa.  Pastor Chuck Price will officiate the service. 

Visitation is on Friday, March 18 from 6:00- 9:00 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home.

Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.

 George Jay Newsome 

1942 - 2016

George Jay Newsome, 73, of Louisa passed away Monday March 14 at Three Rivers Medical Center following a long illness.

George was born Nov. 24, 1942 at Louisa, the son of the late George F. and Alta Mae Burchett Newsome. He was retired from the Louisa Carpet Mill and a member of the Cando FWB Church.

Survivors include his loving wife Willa Moore Newsome, a daughter Tanya Vanover and husband Nick of Blaine, KY; two sons Terry J. Newsome and wife Holly of Rush, KY and Matthew Franklin Newsome and finance’ Katraina also of Louisa; a brother Willis Newsome and wife Eva Mae of Louisa, a special caregiver and friend Ryan Bishop; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday March 17 at 11:00 am at the Cando FWB Church with Bro. Joe Castle and Bro. Jim Bevins.

Friends may visit the family on Wednesday March 16 from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Cando FWB Church.

Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.

Charles E. Bushong, Jr

1927 - 2016

Charles E. Bushong, Jr., 88 of Kingsport, TN passed away on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 in Tennessee.

He was born on August 22, 1927.

Survivors include three children and their spouses John and Kristie Bushong, Danielle and Joe Trujillo and Laura and Gerardo Fayre; two sisters Debra and Danny Mirande and Annie Bushong of Coos Bay, Oregon as well as five grandchildren Anthony, Christian, Alexis, Kaelin and Baxley.

Graveside Services will be at Bryan Family Cemetery on Monday, March 14, 2016 at 12 noon under the direction of Young Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.youngfuneralhomeinc.com

Raymond Russell Parks II

1947 - 2016

Raymond Russell Parks II, age 68, of Louisa, passed away Friday, March 11, 2016 at home in Louisa. 

Mr. Parks was born March 30, 1947 in Louisa, KY. He is the son of the late Raymond Russell and the late Beatrice May (Childers) Parks. 

In addition to his parents Mr. Parks is preceded in death by his wife Wanda Lee Parks. Also
preceding him in death are five siblings; Herb Parks, Bob Parks, Willie Parks, Dave Parks and Virginia Lee Parks.

Mr. Parks was a Carpenter. 

He is survived by one daughter: Angie Rose and husband Marvin of Louisa, KY and two sons: Rusty Parks and wife Meagen of Grove City, OH and Herbie Parks and wife Kristi of Louisa, KY; also a “son at heart” Mike McBride of Grove City Ohio ; one sister Opal Tomack of Lancaster Ohio and one brother, Paul Hall of Louisa. Mr Parks also leaves behind eight grandchildren: Britta Kitts, Heather Church, Jessica Parks, Emma Parks, Riley Parks, Abby Moore, Brad Parks and little Herbie Parks. Mr. Parks was also blessed with five great grandchildren: Baylee Kitts, Ryan Moore, Noah Moore, Brantlee Church and a child to be. 

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa, KY with Rev. Rick May officiating.  Burial will immediately follow in the Wheeler Family Cemetery.

Calling hours will be Monday, March 14 from 6:00 to 9:00pm at Wilson Funeral Home.

All arrangements and care have been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.

Online Condolences can be made at www.wilsonfuneralhomeky.com

Terry Lee Diamond

1945 - 2016

Terry Lee Diamond 60, of Point Pleasant, WV formerly of Louisa passed away March 8, 2016 at his home following a sudden illness. 

Terry was born Nov. 15, 1955 at Louisa, KY the son of the late Dewitt and Barbara Ann Riffe Diamond. He was a retired boilermaker.

Surviving are two daughters Toni Gardner of Claremont, NH, Valerie Diamond of Point Pleasant, WV, a son Terry L. Diamond Jr. of Hopkinton, NH; 6 grandchildren, and ten sibilings Michael Dee and Pat Diamond of Point Pleasant, WV, David and Ethel Diamond of Ironton, OH, Danny Joe and Lucille Diamond of Boyd County KY, Bobbi Ann and Henry McCoy of Louisa, KY, Paul Franklin and Anne Diamond of Nicholasville, KY, Sam and Teresa Diamond of Louisa, KY, Sharon Kay and Steve Cunningham of Wheelersburg, OH, Shannon Diamond of Louisa, KY, Diane and Charles Whitt of Louisa, KY, and Mary Lou McCaleb of Westwood, KY.

Graveside services will be held on Sunday March 13 at 3:00 pm at the Diamond Family Cemetery on Big Cat Fork Road Fallsburg, KY with Rev. Jim Osborne officiating.

Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.

Barbara Ann Riffe Diamond

1931 - 2016

Barbara Ann Riffe Diamond, 84, of Louisa, KY passed away Friday March 11, 2016 peacefully in her own home.

Mrs. Diamond was born Sept. 6, 1931 in Torchlight, KY, a daughter of the late Heber and Nell McKenzie Riffe of Lawrence County. She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Dewitt T. Diamond, two sons Johnny Diamond and Terry Lee Diamond, one grandson Stephen Diamond, a sister Judy Kitchen, and a brother Kenneth Diamond.

Surviving are ten children Michael Dee and Pat Diamond of Point Pleasant, WV, David and Ethel Diamond of Ironton, OH, Danny Joe and Lucille Diamond of Boyd County KY, Bobbi Ann and Henry McCoy of Louisa, KY, Paul Franklin and Anne Diamond of Nicholasville, KY, Sam and Teresa Diamond of Louisa, KY, Sharon Kay and Steve Cunningham of Wheelersburg, OH, Shannon Diamond of Louisa, KY, Diane and Charles Whitt of Louisa, KY, and Mary Lou McCaleb of Westwood, KY; 41 grandchildren, 43 great grandchildren, and 4 great great grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held on Sunday March 13 at 3:00 pm at the Diamond Family Cemetery on Big Cat Fork Road Fallsburg, KY with Dr. Marc Workman officiating.

Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.

Claude Robert Bowens

1964 - 2016

Claude Robert Bowens, 51, of Fort Gay, WV. passed away Thursday, March 10, 2016 at Kings Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Kentucky.

Claude was born August 11, 1964 in Louisa, Kentucky a son of Dicie Ratcliff Bowens and the late Oscar Bowens. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Bowens. Claude had accepted the Lord as his Savior.

Survivors include, his mother, Dicie Bowens of Louisa, Ky.; brothers, Roger Lee Bowens of Prichard, WV;  Gary (Donna) Bowens of Fort Gay, WV; Randy (Karen) Bowens of Fort Gay, WV; Rick (Susan) Bowens of Fort Gay, WV; and Larry Bowens; sisters, Barbara McCormick of Dayton, Ohio; Diane Grim of Fort Gay, WV; Bessie Barker of Paintsville, Ky..

Funeral services will be conducted 1:00 PM Monday, March 14, 2016 at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Steven Ramey officiating. Burial will follow at Webb Community Cemetery, Webb, WV.

Visitation will be 6:00 until 9:00 PM Sunday, March 13, 2016 at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa, Ky.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.youngfuneralhomeinc.com

Hersel Lee Brewer

1939 - 2016

Hersel Lee Brewer, 76, of Junction City, Kansas passed away Saturday, March 5, 2016.

Hersel was born March 8, 1939 at Tick Ridge, Wilsondale, Wayne County West Virginia a son of the late William R. “Bill” and Lillian “Sis” Spaulding Brewer. Hersel  was a veteran of the Gulf War and retired from the United States Army in 1994. Hersel was of the Baptist Faith. In addition to his parents, William R. “Bill” and Lillian “Sis” Brewer, he was preceded in death by, daughter in law, Gina Brewer.

Survivors include, Chae Beasley and Dora Mae Brewer; daughter, Missy (Jay) Burnside; son, Bill (Valarie) Brewer;  siblings, Lula (Eugene) Justice of Kermit, WV.; Darrell (Etta Mae) Brewer of Prichard, WV.; Billy Joe Brewer of Prichard, WV.; Roger (Sally) Brewer of Prichard, WV.; Ava (Carl) Hardwick of Cardington, Ohio; Charles H. (Fontella) Brewer of Fort Gay, WV.; 6 Grandchildren, 8 Great Grandchildren, 5 nieces, 6 nephews and a host of family and friends from his youth.

Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 am Friday, March 11, 2016 at Prichard Freewill Baptist Church with Pastor Tony Perry officiating. Burial will follow at the Marcum Cemetery, Tick Ridge, Wilsondale, WV..

Visitation will be after 6:00 PM Thursday (family at 5:00 PM) March 10, 2016 at Prichard Freewill Baptist Church, Prichard, WV. Young Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Friends may leave online condolences at http://www.youngfuneralhomeinc.com/